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The Resource The search for immortality : tomb treasures of Han China, edited by James C.S. Lin ; [contributors of essays, Yinde Li ... [et al.] ; contributors of catalogue entries, Kuang-Jen Chang ... [et al.] ; exhibition curated by James C.S. Lin]

The search for immortality : tomb treasures of Han China, edited by James C.S. Lin ; [contributors of essays, Yinde Li ... [et al.] ; contributors of catalogue entries, Kuang-Jen Chang ... [et al.] ; exhibition curated by James C.S. Lin]

Label
The search for immortality : tomb treasures of Han China
Title
The search for immortality
Title remainder
tomb treasures of Han China
Statement of responsibility
edited by James C.S. Lin ; [contributors of essays, Yinde Li ... [et al.] ; contributors of catalogue entries, Kuang-Jen Chang ... [et al.] ; exhibition curated by James C.S. Lin]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the last two centuries BC, the Western Han dynasty of China forged the first stable empire covering all of China and presided over a golden age that shaped much of subsequent Chinese art and culture. From family values to the structure of the civil service, Han thinking and philosophy continue to pervade Chinese society up to the present day - indeed, the majority of Chinese people consider themselves 'Han Chinese'. In the search for immortality, the Han imperial family left an artistic legacy of spectacular beauty and power. The finest of these treasures to have survived - including exquisite jades, silver and goldwork, bronzes and ceramics - have been found in the tombs of the Han imperial family and of a revival 'emperor' of Nanyue
Cataloging source
CGU
Dewey number
931/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS748.13
LC item number
.S43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Lin, James C. S
  • Li, Yinde
  • Zhang, Guangren
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
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  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Tombs
  • Grave goods
  • Material culture
  • Social archaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Archaeology and history
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • China
  • China
Label
The search for immortality : tomb treasures of Han China, edited by James C.S. Lin ; [contributors of essays, Yinde Li ... [et al.] ; contributors of catalogue entries, Kuang-Jen Chang ... [et al.] ; exhibition curated by James C.S. Lin]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published to acompany an exhibition of the same name held at the Fitzwilliam Museum from May 5 to Nov. 11, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : the Han empire in context / Timothy Potts -- The Han empire in Chinese history and culture / Michael Loewe -- The kingdoms of Chu in the Warring States and Han periods / Michael Loewe -- The kingdom of Nanyue / Michael Loewe -- The Han empire and its northern neighbours : the fascination of the exotic / Jessica Rawson -- Archaeological discoveries relating to the maritime trade of the kingdom of Nanyue / Hong Quan ; translated by Tao Tao Chang -- Excavations and studies of the western Han tombs of the Chu kings / Yinde Li ; translated by Nicole T.C. Chiang -- The hierarchical burial system of Han tombs as seen in Xuzhou / James C.S. Lin -- Archaeological discoveries of the Nanyue kingdom / Linna Li ; translated by Nicole T.C. Chiang -- The unknown emperor at Guangzhou / James C.S. Lin -- Feeding in the afterlife / Roel Sterckx -- Protection in the afterlife / James C.S. Lin -- Catalogue. Han tombs of Xuzhou ; Tomb of the king of Nanyue -- Appendix : Sites of Han tombs in Xuzhou
Control code
ocn823231967
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xvii, 356 p.
Isbn
9780300184341
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047463
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col., some folded), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)823231967
Label
The search for immortality : tomb treasures of Han China, edited by James C.S. Lin ; [contributors of essays, Yinde Li ... [et al.] ; contributors of catalogue entries, Kuang-Jen Chang ... [et al.] ; exhibition curated by James C.S. Lin]
Publication
Note
Published to acompany an exhibition of the same name held at the Fitzwilliam Museum from May 5 to Nov. 11, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : the Han empire in context / Timothy Potts -- The Han empire in Chinese history and culture / Michael Loewe -- The kingdoms of Chu in the Warring States and Han periods / Michael Loewe -- The kingdom of Nanyue / Michael Loewe -- The Han empire and its northern neighbours : the fascination of the exotic / Jessica Rawson -- Archaeological discoveries relating to the maritime trade of the kingdom of Nanyue / Hong Quan ; translated by Tao Tao Chang -- Excavations and studies of the western Han tombs of the Chu kings / Yinde Li ; translated by Nicole T.C. Chiang -- The hierarchical burial system of Han tombs as seen in Xuzhou / James C.S. Lin -- Archaeological discoveries of the Nanyue kingdom / Linna Li ; translated by Nicole T.C. Chiang -- The unknown emperor at Guangzhou / James C.S. Lin -- Feeding in the afterlife / Roel Sterckx -- Protection in the afterlife / James C.S. Lin -- Catalogue. Han tombs of Xuzhou ; Tomb of the king of Nanyue -- Appendix : Sites of Han tombs in Xuzhou
Control code
ocn823231967
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xvii, 356 p.
Isbn
9780300184341
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047463
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col., some folded), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)823231967

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